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An Naomh ar Iarraidh

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Douglas Hyde (Dubhghlas de hÍde) 

  • Synopsis

    A short playlet about Conall, a little boy who find school very difficult. When Conall fails yet again to remember the words of a holy poem, he is punished by the teacher and left alone in the schoolroom when the other children go outside to play. Conall is very upset, but is comforted by Cormaicín, a withered old pauper who does chores in the school from time to time. When the child falls asleep, Cormaicín says a prayer on his behalf. The other children return, Conall wakes up and, wonder of wonders, manages to recite the poem from start to finsish. The teacher realises that a miracle has taken place and that Cormaicín is, in fact, none other than Aonghus Céile Dé, a mysterious saint who had vanished from the public eye many years previously.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    1903

  • Production Notes

    Léirithe ag Inghinidhe na hÉireann

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Léiríodh an dráma seo sa Workman's Club, Sraid Eabhrach.

Original Cast  

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Drámaí Thús na hAthbheochana/ Éadaoin Ní Mhuircheartaigh & Nollaig Mac Congáil

  • Year

    2008

  • Published By

    Arlen House (Arlen Publications Ltd)

  • Address

    Bosca 222
    Gaillimh
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    00353868207617

  • Email

    arlenhouse@gmail.com

  • ISBN

    978-1903631522

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  • Title

    Selected Plays of Douglas Hyde. With translations by Lady Gregory. Chosen and with an introduction by Gareth W. Dunleavy and Janet Egleson Dunleavy

  • Year

    1991

  • Published By

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P.O. Box 6
    Gerrards Cross
    Buckinghamshire SL9 8XA
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 1753 886000

  • Email

    sales@colinsmythe.co.uk

  • Website

    www.colinsmythe.co.uk

  • ISBN

    978-0861400959

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TRANSLATIONS

  • Published in Irish as

  • Title

    An Naomh ar Iarraidh

  • Year

    1934

  • Published By

    An Gúm

  • Address

    Foras na Gaeilge, 7 Cearnóg Mhuirfean
    Baile Átha Cliath 2
    Baile Átha Cliath
    Republic of Ireland

  • Phone

    1850 325 325 / 0845 309 8142 (TÉ)

  • Email

    eolas@forasnagaeilge.ie

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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